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NIST Names Two to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 03/16/2015

A public health expert and a sociologist have been appointed by Willie May, acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and … more

NIST Awards $20 Million for Research Center to Help Communities Increase Resilience to Disaster
Release Date: 02/19/2015

San Diego—The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has awarded a $20 … more

NIST Modeling Study Reveals the Lethal Dynamics of a San Francisco House Fire
Release Date: 01/30/2015

A new computer-based fire-dynamics study by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has helped to clarify the … more

Supercomputer Simulations Yield Method for Predicting Behavior of New Concrete Formulas
Release Date: 01/21/2015

Just because concrete is the most widely used building material in human history doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. A recent study conducted by … more

4th NIST Disaster Resilience Workshop, San Diego, Feb. 18-19, 2015
Release Date: 01/06/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host, on Feb. 18 and 19, 2015, its fourth regional workshop devoted to developing a … more

In Tests of Promising Flame Retardants, Opposites Pair Off—And the Challenger Wins
Release Date: 12/19/2014

In a face-off between two promising flame retardants, the challenger—a nanomaterial that maintains a positive façade while sheltering a negative … more

NIST Tests: Firefighters Portable Radios May Fail at Elevated Temperatures
Release Date: 12/09/2014

New test results* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) confirm that portable radios used by firefighters can fail to … more

NIST Report and Video Detail Dynamics of Deadly Chicago House Fire
Release Date: 12/02/2014

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) computer-modeling study of a 2012 Chicago house fire reveals the conditions that … more

Underperforming? Energy Efficiency of HVAC Equipment Suffers Due to Poor Installation
Release Date: 11/07/2014

The push for more efficient air conditioners and heat pumps aims to trim the 30 percent share of residential electrical energy use devoted to … more

Harary Appointed Director of NIST Engineering Lab
Release Date: 11/05/2014

Howard Harary has been appointed director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Engineering Laboratory, which develops … more

NIST Taps Nine Experts to Help Craft Disaster Resilience Framework for Communities
Release Date: 10/21/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has engaged nine experts in fields ranging from transportation and water infrastructure … more

NIST’s 3rd Disaster Resilience Workshop Set for Oct. 27-28, in Norman, Okla.
Release Date: 10/07/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)will hold the third in a series of regional workshops devoted to developing a … more

BIRDS Is for Sustainability: New NIST Tool for Evaluating Building Performance, Trade-offs
Release Date: 10/07/2014

Designing a building that simply meets local code requirements is not necessarily the optimal way to do it when you consider all the long-term … more

For the Sake of Energy Efficiency, New "Intelligent Agents Lab" Doubles As a Building
Release Date: 08/25/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is converting one of its laboratories into the equivalent of a small office building—not … more

Readying Your Community to Deal with Disaster
Release Date: 07/29/2014

This week, experts are meeting at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Hoboken to discuss how communities can prepare themselves to minimize … more


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